Man behind biblical theme park warns that 'libraries are becoming dangerous places for kids'

Ken Ham, who founded Ark Encounter, criticized libraries for supporting LGBTQ-friendly narratives in tweets on Sunday (Credit: Getty)

The founder of a biblical theme park in Kentucky spoke out against public libraries, calling them “dangerous places” for giving children access to LGBTQ books.

Ken Ham, who is the CEO and founder of Answers in Genesis, criticized libraries for supporting LGBTQ-friendly narratives in tweets on Sunday. Ham is the founder of Ark Encounter – a giant replica of the Noah’s Ark located in Willamstown, Ky., – as well as the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Ky., which highlight and promote Christianity and Bible history.

In his tweet, he alludes to LGBTQ movement and its supporters as “the enemy,” and links an article titled “A mess on the shelves,” published by World, a biweekly Christian magazine. The article, written Andrée Seu Peterson, describes the author’s experience walking into a public library and being led to the alphabetized L section, where she spotted “a large free-standing rack of children’s fare dedicated to LGBTQ topics.”

“Feeling nauseated after my foray into the modern kids’ lit, I brought the three books to the front desk and complained to the librarian about the library’s all-out effort to plant these disturbing suggestions into innocent minds,” she wrote.

Ham shared a similar sentiment as Peterson.

“Sadly, the majority of kids from church homes have already had their hearts & minds captured by the enemy through public schools, TV etc.,” he wrote.

Some applauded Ham for his perspective.

However, not everyone agreed with what he had to say. Some commenters pointed out that no one forces children to pick up specific books in libraries, and the Bible by no means encourages calling anyone the “enemy.”

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